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"LOXTON, a parish in the hundred of Winterstoke, county Somerset, 3½ miles N.W. of Axbridge, its post town, and 5 S. of Weston-super-Mare, its nearest railway station on the Great Western line. It is situated on the river Axe. The village, which is a small rustic place, is situated close to the Mendip range of bills, from which views are obtained of the surrounding country. The land is chiefly pasture, with a considerable extent of common and woodland. Cheddar cheese is the principal produce. The living is a rectory* in the diocese of Bath and Wells, value £284. The church is a stone edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew. There are charities amounting to about £5 per annum. The Wesleyans have a chapel, and there is a parochial school partly endowed. Major Galton is lord of the manor." From The National Gazetteer of Great Britain and Ireland (1868) Transcribed by Colin Hinson © 2003


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